Doctors urge pregnant women to be careful if traveling to Miami amid new Zika cases
With 14 confirmed cases of the Zika virus reported in Florida, there are growing fears of a national outbreak.
Right now ,health officials are going door-to-door collecting urine samples within a one mile area in north Miami to test for the virus.
The CDC confirms that the virus entered the U.S. through travel but now local mosquitoes have acquired Zika through biting an infected person or people. The virus is now being spread through human-to-human contact and by mosquitoes.
An infectious disease doctor at Vanderbilt says expectant mothers in Tennessee shouldn’t be worried about a national outbreak and that the virus should be contained.
However, doctors are still warning pregnant women to be careful when traveling to Miami and urge them to stay away from Brazil and the Caribbean.